Museum Closings and Reopenings in the Tokyo Area

How is Coronavirus impacting the Tokyo art world? Here is a list of closings at major museums in the Tokyo area.

In Features In the News Main Article 3 by TABlog Editors 2020-03-02

Due to COVID-19, many art museums in the Tokyo area have closed or postponed exhibitions. This is a partial list. Please note that at this time social distancing and restraint from non-essential outings are encouraged.

You can find more information on exhibitions and closings at Tokyo Art Beat. For the latest updates, please check official museum websites.

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (Closed from March 28)

Currently Closed (As of March 28)
Ota Memorial Museum of Art (Closed through 3/31)
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/eng

Mitsui Memorial Museum (Closed through 3/31)
http://www.mitsui-museum.jp/english/english.html

Edo-Tokyo Museum (Closed through 3/31)
https://www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp/en/

Tokyo Station Gallery (Closed through 3/31)
http://www.ejrcf.or.jp/gallery/english/

Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art (Closed through 4/10)
https://panasonic.co.jp/ls/museum/en/

Toguri Museum of Art (Closed through 4/10)
http://www.toguri-museum.or.jp/english/index.php

Seikado Bunko Art Museum (Closed through 4/10)
http://www.seikado.or.jp/en/index.html

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery (Closed through 4/10)
https://www.operacity.jp/en/ag/

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (Closed through 4/12)
https://topmuseum.jp/e/contents/index.html

Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum (Closed through 4/12)
https://www.teien-art-museum.ne.jp/en/

teamLab Planets Tokyo (Closed through 4/12)
https://planets.teamlab.art/tokyo

21_21Design Sight (Closed through 4/12)
http://www.2121designsight.jp/en/

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Closed through 4/13)
https://www.mot-art-museum.jp/en/

Nezu Museum (Closed through 4/17)
http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/en/index.html

Chigasaki City Museum of Art (Closed through 4/18)
http://www.chigasaki-museum.jp

Idemitsu Museum of Arts (Closed through 4/20)
http://idemitsu-museum.or.jp/en/

Yokosuka Museum of Art (Closed through 4/27)
http://www.yokosuka-moa.jp/information_english/index.html

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka (Closed through 4/28)
http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Next major exhibition to open mid-May)
https://www.tobikan.jp/en/index.html

National Film Archive of Japan (Closed through 5/28)
https://www.nfaj.go.jp/english/

Closings with Reopening Dates TBA (*TBA=To Be Announced)
Chihiro Art Museum (Tokyo) (Closed 3/28–3/29)
https://chihiro.jp/en/tokyo/

Bunkamura The Museum (Closed 3/28–3/29)
https://www.bunkamura.co.jp/english/

Fuchu Art Museum (Closed 3/28–3/29)
https://www.city.fuchu.tokyo.jp/art/

Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo)
http://www.haramuseum.or.jp/en/hara/

The Ueno Royal Museum
http://www.ueno-mori.org

Yokohama Museum of Art
https://yokohama.art.museum/eng/index.html

Archi-Depot
https://archi-depot.com/en/visit

Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
https://mimt.jp/english/

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art
https://kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp/en/

Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama
http://www.moma.pref.kanagawa.jp/en/

Mori Art Museum
https://www.mori.art.museum/en/index.html

teamLab Borderless
https://borderless.teamlab.art

The National Art Center, Tokyo
https://www.nact.jp/english/

National Museum of Nature and Science
https://www.kahaku.go.jp/english/

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
https://www.momat.go.jp/english/

Tokyo National Museum
https://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en

The National Museum of Western Art
https://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/

Miraikan – National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation
https://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/

The Museum of Modern Art, Saitama
https://pref.spec.ed.jp/momas/English

Intermediateque
http://www.intermediatheque.jp/en

Reopenings Announced
The Hiratsuka Museum of Art (To reopen from 4/1)
http://www.city.hiratsuka.kanagawa.jp/art-muse/index.html

Art Tower Mito (To reopen from 4/1)
https://www.arttowermito.or.jp/english/

Snoopy Museum Tokyo (To reopen from 4/1)
https://snoopymuseum.tokyo/s/smt/page/english?ima=0000

Yayoi Kusama Museum (To reopen on 4/2)
https://yayoikusamamuseum.jp

Reopened
The Sumida Hokusai Museum
https://hokusai-museum.jp/?lang=en

Artizon Museum
https://www.artizon.museum/en/

Itabashi Art Museum
https://www.city.itabashi.tokyo.jp/artmuseum/4000002/4000014.html

Postponed/Cancelled Art Festivals and Events
Art Sightama 2020 (Postponed. New dates: 3/28–5/17)
https://art-sightama.jp/en/

Kyotographie
(Postponed. New dates: 9/19–10/18)
https://www.kyotographie.jp/?lang=en

Ichihara Art x Mix (Postponed. Start Date TBA.)
https://ichihara-artmix.jp/news/news/2020/02/28/2312

Northern Alps Art Festival (Postponed. Start Date TBA.)
https://shinano-omachi.jp/news/20200311_01.html

Art Fair Tokyo (Cancelled)
https://artfairtokyo.com

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